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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 331-333

A case of early extraneural medulloblastoma metastases in a young adult


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Tokuda Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Tokuda Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria
3 Department of Medical Imaging, Tokuda Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria
4 Department of Clinical Pathology, Tokuda Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria

Correspondence Address:
Slavomir Iliev Kondoff
Department of Neurosurgery, Tokuda Hospital Sofia, Vaptsarov Boulevard 51B, Sofia 1407
Bulgaria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.162723

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Extraneural metastases are a relatively rare manifestation of the primary brain tumors, and a major part of the cases has been associated with initial medulloblastoma. Herein, we present the case of a young female adult diagnosed and operated for medulloblastoma. The patient developed extraneural metastases in the first postoperative year. The condition exhibited an aggressive course of development, and the applied treatment approaches were unable to halt its progression. A short literature review identifies the predictive factors determining both prognosis and treatability of the condition; the current limitations and future perspectives of the treatment options are discussed.


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